Left to Right: Jeong S. Wing (G), Tonnis Boukamp (P), Russell Colosimo (G)
416th BG - 669th BS - 9th AF
This crew was shot down on 29 Sept 1944 after flying 50+ missions together. Boukamp was KIA.
Colosimo and Wing were POW. Wing also went by the name "Edwin J. Joe."
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
Tonnis Boukamp was born in Muskegon, Michigan, on December 28, 1920. Later the family moved to Port Huron, Michigan, where Tonnis completed his elementary education and entered Port Huron High School. He was President of his graduating class of May,...
Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aerial Gunner
Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Aerial Gunner
Enlisted with his given name Jeong Shew Wing. Was known as Edwin J. Joe. His grave marker has Edwin J. Joe.
Military site : airfield
Planned in 1942 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Wethersfield was then supposed to be loaned to the RAF in 1943, but was re-allocated to the Ninth Air Force by the time it was complete. Built during 1943-44, it had three concrete runways, 49 loop...
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